In order to experience the fulfillment of desire, I must also be exposed to experience disappointment. I have struggled hard to protect myself from disappointment and as a result have missed out on the joy of fulfilled desire. I’ve guarded my heart like a lioness and experienced lonliness as a result. It has not served me well.
I have spent (and probably continue to spend) far too many days, moments, years waiting for the other shoe to drop. Expecting disappointment has become a way of life…a way to avoid the uncertainty of hope.
~More musings on vulnerability.